Rangers defender Nikola Katic has insisted that his team still have a chance of catching Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership, The Daily Record report.
Celtic currently sit 13 points clear of the Ibrox side, having played a game more.
However, with just a handful of fixtures left before the end of the scheduled run of 38 matches, it’d take a remarkable and incredibly unlikely turnaround for our rivals to catch us.
When you factor in that the season is not even guaranteed to be completed, it makes Katic’s comments pretty strange.
He’s in full admission that his side has been dreadful since December, claiming that the squad have been ‘tormented’ by it all.
No-one is expecting him to hand out the medals to Celtic, but suggesting Rangers still have a chance of silverware this term is quite ridiculous.
As quoted by The Daily Record, he said: “We got ourselves into a crisis and we have been tormented by it. Before then, when we played at home we were scoring five or six goals. After that, we started scoring fewer goals and we made mistakes in our away games – losing to Hearts and Kilmarnock 2-1 despite leading in both of them.
“Celtic, on the other hand, were really ruthless since the winter break. They played superbly and so they got away from us.
“We were in a good situation and so it’s a shame we lost it. But once the league restarts, we don’t know what the other teams will be like, but we believe because we have a game in hand and have still to play Celtic twice that it is not over yet.
“Yes, 13 points sounds a lot, but I think we can still get into it.”
A recent analysis published by BBC Sport suggested Rangers have just a 1.13% chance of winning the title, summing up how ridiculous the title noises emanating from Ibrox right now are.
Footballers are taught to portray themselves as winners, but this false narrative that Rangers have any sort of realistic chance of halting Celtic’s nine-in-a-row bid is all in design of the Hoops not being given credit in the event that the season is cancelled.
I’d suggest that the Rangers squad will have remain ‘tormented’ until the new season begins, at some point.